Meet the Contributors : Meet Darcy



I moved to Corpus Christi back in 1995 (yes, I am the oldest writer on the blog).  I was just 23 years old and had just graduated from the University of Florida (I grew up in Florida).  My first “big girl” job was as a TV News producer at KRIS-TV.  For those of you who have lived here forever — this was the Dot Peterson, Mark Koelbel, and Dale Nelson era.  Yes, I worked with Dale Nelson (I doubt he remembers me).

For work – we eventually moved to San Antonio, then Fort Worth and even Holliday, Texas before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012.


I met my husband, Louie, in Corpus Christi almost immediately after moving to Texas.  When we got married in 1999, I became a “cool” step-mom to two beautiful daughters, Sierra & Sabrina (today they are 28 and 26).  A few years later, we expanded our family by two with Nina (17) and River (16).  I think that having a step-mom myself and then being a step-mom helped me to become a better parent to all four of our children.

I am also a grandmother to three kids – two granddaughters and one grandson.

Darcy : Coastal Bend Mom : Corpus Christi Moms Blog



As a TV journalism major – I liked to write short, informative stories.  While my career changed paths from the news field to math teacher and now a local business owner – I still enjoyed writing.  I became a writer for the blog just a few weeks before the 2020 pandemic.  I like connecting with the community of moms with storytelling and Instagram takeovers.


Darcy Esparza : Box Drop Corpus Christi : Coastal Bend Mom

You can follow me (and our business) on IG @txufchica and @thatmattressplacecc and  @boxdropcc


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Darcy Esparza
Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012. Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc). Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.